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Remembering our trip through song

Carolyn & Katie, Instructor

Dragons Thailand Trip Sung to the tune of Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus* I hopped off the plane at CHX With a need for deodorant Welcome to the land of elephants, Am I gonna see one? Jumped in the song thaew, For the very first time No back door,......Read More

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Information for the Group’s Return

Dragons Admin, Instructor

Hello parents! The group is taking off shortly from Hong Kong and is set to arrive on-time in San Francisco. Please monitor flight CX 870 (Cathay Pacific), which is currently scheduled to land at 12:15pm Pacific time tomorrow (Monday). When you......Read More

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The real taste of Thailand

Kru Gai, Instructor

This post may sound sweeter than any mango sticky rice we have had here in Thailand. Please forgive me if don’t facy sweet. Honestly, it’s very important to end a meal with a scrumptious treat. I got out of the clean soft bed in Siri Poshtel at......Read More

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Goodbye Bangkok

Jess & Gai, Instructor

We just said our goodbyes at the airport. The group are now through security and are on their way home via Hong Kong....Read More

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A Look Backward: Thailand Trip Through Poetry

Alyssa, Participant

Yak of the Week

Trip to Thailand off into the night, we did go seemingly removed from time’s flow and when time deigned to release the stream of sand we found ourselves in a foreign land awaiting us upon arrival were jasmine leis at INA House we found a place......Read More

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On this course I witnessed… On this course...

Ryker + Student Group, Participant

We had a fair amount of extra time on the train to Bangkok so I arranged everyone’s thoughts on the following prompts: “On this course I witnessed…” Fiona: I witnessed the importance of cultural belief and traditions playing a role in how......Read More

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Mae Tha Homestay – Activities and reflection

Nixie, Participant

Today was the first full day where we were at the Mae Tha village, but we had already been introduced and had spent the night at our homestay. We started the day by going on a tour of the village and especially focusing on learning about and viewing......Read More

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Foraging in the forest

Instructor Team, Instructor

This morning we went on a trek with two local guides who have been custodians of this land for generations. Por Sawat (63 years old) and Por Ma (77 years old) were crushing it through the jungle, cutting back vegetation to show us what was edible,......Read More

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Mae Tha Organic Farm/Homestay

Instructor Team, Instructor

Some fun pics from our first day in Mae Tha Village. In the morning we went to the field to learn about lowland organic/sustainable farming and food production. In the afternoon we visited the local school to learn about the education system here in......Read More

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Pictures from Hua Hin Lad Nai and DDP

Matt, Participant

Image 1: During our stay at DDP Fiona, Avery and others got to try on the traditional costume of the Dara’ang people. The Dara’ang youth are especially proud of their culture, including their traditional costume. Image 2: View of......Read More

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Kru “Ca-Ro” & Kru...

Jess & Gai, Instructor

Because we love Carolyn and Katie so much, here are a few of our favourite pics. Carolyn is a very hard name to pronounce in Thai so she has become “Ca-ro”. Kru means teacher. So Kru “Ca-Ro” and Kru “Kay-Tee” are......Read More

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Hua Hin Lad Nai Village (Homestay 1)

Fiona, Participant

Hello Family and Friends, Yesterday was our first night in our homestay in Hua Hin Lad Nai. Alyssa and I woke up at 7:00 AM while the rest of our family was up with the sunrise. I was not used to sleeping here because the temperature was different......Read More

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Reflections on our first homestay

Cate, Participant

One word to describe our first homestay: Fiona – Peaceful Alyssa – Perspective Avery – Eye-opening Ryker – Informative Wilson – Confused Matthew – Beautiful Ayla – Rewarding Nixie – Fulfilling Cate......Read More

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Chiang Mai to the Dara’Ang Development...

Ayla, Participant

Yesterday we started the day with another delicious breakfast. We had a debrief about the NGO’s that we visited the day before, talking about what we learned and what our main takeaways were. One of the points that stood out the most, especially......Read More

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Images and updates, including more limited...

Jess & Gai, Instructor

Hello family and friends of our Nueva Dragons! We just wanted to let you know that the group is moving out of Chiang Mai after three full days of learning and laughter. We are camping out tonight (Saturday) at the Dara’Ang Development Project......Read More